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Letter, 'On the bust of a youth just found at Herculaneum' from Joseph Spence to Richard Mead

Reference number: L&P/2/466

Date: 07 December 1753

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Subject: Antiquities

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Extract of a letter of the Reverend Mr. Joseph Spence, Professor of modern history in the University of Oxford, to Dr. Mead, F. R. S'

Read 10 January 1754

Reference number
L&P/2/466
Earliest possible date
07 December 1753
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letter, 'On the bust of a youth just found at Herculaneum' from Joseph Spence to Richard Mead, 07 December 1753, L&P/2/466, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_2_466/letter-on-the-bust-of-a-youth-just-found-at-herculaneum-from-joseph-spence-to-richard-mead, accessed on 19 May 2024

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